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Doctor insights on: If My Partner Smokes And Drinks Will It Effect Me Getting Pregnant

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Flavored seltzer: Try switching to flavored seltzer water. You can mix in some 100% fruit juice, a squeeze of lemon and/or lime, etc. You'll get the carbonation and sensation of drinking pop (soda for us east coasters) without the sugar and other chemicals in regular pop. ...Read more

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Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

No, but...: Folic acid is a good idea if one is trying to conceive, and also during pregnancy. It helps prevent a developmental abnormality in the spine of the fetus. Taking the routine prenatal vitamins is adequate folic acid supplementation for most women trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. However, folic acid supplements are not "good for getting pregnant", meaning they don't help one get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Yes: It could be one of causes.Also if you get pregnant while on alcohol baby can have malformations as well as developmental delays. ...Read more

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Drinking coffee all day, can it affect your period and stop you from ovulating and getting pregnant?

Probably not: In women who are considering pregnancy or who are pregnant should limit caffeine intake. Most statement regarding this issue recommend limiting caffeine intake to less than about 200mg per day. A diet coke has about 50mg and a small mocha from starbucks has about 70mg. ...Read more

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When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

Pregnancy : If a male ejaculates in a female's vagina that can possibly lead to pregnancy. It is best to begin using birth control prior to being sexually active - not waiting until you are active. ...Read more

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Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Not it should not.: However, some recommend that a woman not use alcohol both when attempting to conceive and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will drinking wine during your 2 week wait (while trying to conceive) prevent you from getting pregnant?

Probably not: But i'm assuming you mean only a small amount of wine - if you did conceive it's shortly after ovulation, so you shouldn't be drinking alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more